Death Stranding Will Make Its Way to PC in Mid 2020
October sure did go by fast, didn't it? Halloween is just a few days away, and while that's extremely exciting in and of itself, it also means that we're just over a week away from the release of Death Stranding. That snuck right up on us! To say the game has been long-awaited would be an understatement. Up until this point, the whole world has been going by the notion that the game was going to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive, especially considering Sony's heavy emphasis on this fact. While that may be the case for console players, what about PC? It was suggested early on that Death Stranding might make its way to PC platforms, and a new tweet from Kojima Productions just this morning officially confirmed it: Death Stranding will indeed be available on PC, though at a later date than its console debut.
"Thanks to all of you who have been supporting #DEATHSTRANDING!" the tweet in question reads. "Kojima Productions is happy to announce that Death Stranding will be coming to PC in early summer of 2020!!" Soon after the announcement dropped, it was also revealed that 505 Games will be handling the publishing behind the PC port, in contrast to Sony publishing it on PS4. "We are extremely excited and honored to be working with the supremely talented team at Kojima Productions and to bring Death Stranding to PC gamers around the world," said 505's CEO, Raffi Galante, in an official statement. "Death Stranding will take gamers through a completely original experience that will delight PC gamers everywhere." The only detail left out of the proceedings is what storefront we can expect Death Stranding to release on. According to 505 Games, we'll have more info on that "in the near future", so keep your eyes peeled for that one.
Death Stranding is the newest game from Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, and his first game since departing Konami in 2015 following the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The two ended up having something of a falling out, after which Sony and Kojima formed a partnership, the latter creating a new studio by the name of Kojima Productions. The mysterious game has been in the works ever since, first unveiled at E3 2016 and made numerous appearances since then. While the details surrounding its story and characters were cryptic back in the day, that's not so much the case anymore. Death Stranding is set in the future, following a series of deadly explosions that have changed Earth and caused the presence of supernatural events called 'Death Stranding'. You play as Sam Bridges, portrayed by TWD actor Norman Reedus, who must traverse across the remnants of the United States and reconnect society piece by piece. The game's characters are all performed and played by famous actors and actresses, as well as some notable movie directors and other random guest stars (such as Geoff Keighley and Conan O'Brien).
Death Stranding is so very close now, meaning it won't be long before we all get hands-on time with Kojima's next crazy idea. The game will officially launch on PlayStation 4 next week, November 8th, and will feature quite a few different editions at launch. Despite the longer wait for PC players, the good news is that you'll have time to figure out if the game will be worth it or not for you. Its gameplay is open world, and features a variety of different activities, including but not limited to: Sneaking around supernatural creatures, delivering packages, taking care of babies, and peeing on mushrooms (don't ask). Honestly, listing it all out like that, you can tell just how much of a Kojima game this really is. You can view the game's latest trailer down below, which is brief, but gives a nice overview of what to expect going into this experience. Conversely, head to Twitter to enjoy the fan reactions to the PC announcement. More platforms means more people who get to play, and Death Stranding should benefit from that greatly.